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First off, thanks for visiting this website. I hope you find it fun and interesting and will keep coming back. :-)

WHO AM I?

I am a full-time filmmaker and part-time architect living mostly in Los Angeles and sometimes in Munich.

I started off in the photography world shooting negative film on architecture, often waiting long periods for a shot just to make sure no humans would spoil the photo with their presence. I have thousands of Kodachrome slides of beautiful uninhabited spaces that would make Atget jealous.

Then I bought myself a Canon Powershot. That’s when my photography skills went from good to non-existent. I have hard drives full with photos of family and friends screaming into the camera.

In 2011, I got the photo bug again when my husband, O, dropped a Leica M9 in my lap. It was a gift I could not refuse. The camera said, “Street, shoot the streets!” So in August 2011 I began my odyssey into the world of street photography. It’s a passion that now fills my hard drives with an occasional worthy image to look at.

WHAT’S THIS BLOG ABOUT?

This blog is about following my renewed photographic interests, especially street, photo journalism, photography and anything related to it. I see myself as a student. I am not an expert or a professional in this arena. I love to learn and share. It will showcase work from photographers and people related to photography who inspire me as well as my own humble work. It will also include reviews of the lessons I learn from workshops or classes along the way. Of course Leica related gadgets, equipment, or inspired stuff will have priority- particularly the fun stuff. O has reserved a corner in this blog, calling it his ‘Man Shack’ where he’ll post anything. He’s the gadget freak of our family. I will endeavor to post anything we (the photographic community) can all learn or benefit from.

Cheers,

Your Leica Liker (aka ewanglee)

Table of Contents

MY GALLERY- Posts of my own street photos.

INSPIRATION- Post of interviews with featured photographers and people related to photography who inspire me. People whose work you should know in my humble opinion.

LEICA EVERYTHING- Anything related to Leica. It’s not a place for the latest news. It’s more a fan place of fun, weird, gadgets, equipment, etc..

RANTS AND RAVES- My reviews of workshops, classes, equipment, software, etc.. Whatever I feel needs a looking’ at. Please keep in mind. I am NOT an expert. In fact, I can’t talk tech at all. It doesn’t interest me. You can check out experts at other websites if you want tech.  I’m just interested if it helps me achieve what I have envisioned.

O’s CORNER- Like I said, O has reserved this place for his man shack. He’ll post photos, reviews, whatever fancies him.

LIKER BAGS ‘n GEAR- A look into the featured photographer’s or people related to photography’s bag to see what gear he or she uses.

OTHER WEBSITES OF MINE

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ewanglee/

http://500px.com/leicaliker/photos

http://www.wanderinglulu.com (my old blog)

MY CONTACT INFO:

You’re welcome to ask me anything related to this blog.

My email is: mail@stallionfilm.com

MANY THANKS TO:

Chris Camargo who helped me understand WordPress. He’s an interactive web designer. You can check out his photoblog LA.Chriscamargo.com here.

Charles Lee who helped me with photoshop and my header photo and logo. He’s an architect, film production designer and art director. You can check out his film and illustration website chasdlee.com here.

Ben Molina who designed this new Leica Liker logo. He’s a graphic designer. You can check out his photography website benmolina.com here.

COPYRIGHT: All images are copyright of the respective artist/photographer.

43 Comments Post a comment
  1. Hi Elizabeth,

    the new design looks good… but some sites aren’t available

    cheers Robert

    March 28, 2012
  2. Working on fixing the menu tabs. Meanwhile, please scroll down on home page or look and click ‘recent posts’ on the right side bar. Thanks for being patient. I have to work out kinks with the new launch.

    March 29, 2012
  3. Joe Surf #

    Great, well-organized and easy-to-read website. I gotta find time to visit here more.

    Regards, Joe

    April 29, 2012
    • Thanks Joe. Glad you like the site. I hope to always put forth interesting interviews and info to keep you coming back! :-)

      April 29, 2012
  4. ZioLele #

    I love your style, Keep shoooting!

    May 3, 2012
  5. http://wvs.topleftpixel.com/

    You should definitely check out this guy’s work. He;s done an amazing job of showing the life of a city you might have not known very well, Toronto.

    May 3, 2012
    • Thanks for the tip. Will check it out. I love Toronto!

      May 3, 2012
  6. Hi there! I nominated your blog for the Kreativ Blogger Award, please don’t feel obligated to accept it, I sincerely feel your blog is deserving regardless;)
    See the nomination here:

    http://musingsofastylista.wordpress.com/2012/05/19/so-grateful-for-the-kreative-blogger-nomination/

    May 19, 2012
  7. I just found your blog and I love your photography. Congratulations and keep up the good work

    July 24, 2012
    • Many thanks for the support Ana! I’m working on more interviews and more of my own photographs! :-)

      July 24, 2012
  8. ewanglee I have posted about your website on our new website http://www.streetphotographyworkshops.info/liker-bagsn-gear-an-interesting-idea/
    We would also like to interview you at some point in the future if you have a look at the site and let us know if you are interested. You can find our contact details on the about page.

    September 26, 2012
  9. I just happened to stop here and it very impressive Your work . I ‘ll be definitely be visiting you so often!

    October 14, 2012
  10. I have been feeling the urge to do street photography. I love the stories it tells.
    I love the display of your site. clean . . . all the side copy in alpha so that our focus remains on your photos. Wonderful photographs. Your inspiration will become my new teachers as well as you. Thanks for dropping my my iPodography site. See you on the next frame.

    April 24, 2013
    • Thanks for liking my site Basiga. :-) The posts are meant to inspire and I am glad they are.

      April 25, 2013
  11. This blog is like a drink of fresh water to me! Really good stuff! Clean and really interesting to read

    May 29, 2013
    • Thanks for the kind words Andrew. More to come. :-)

      May 30, 2013
  12. Really nice blog ! A lot of nice pictures.

    September 28, 2013
  13. Hello,
    I have been lucky founding your website, very inspiring! Thanks for bringing things together and hope to see more of your own work and interviews.
    All the best,
    Norbert
    http://www.norbertweiss.com

    October 7, 2013
    • Thanks for your kind words Norbert! Sorry about not getting back to you sooner. Had family issues.

      February 9, 2014
  14. ..just .. wowow! love your black&white shots!! quite happy that i found your blog:)

    kind regards from berlin,
    anton

    October 23, 2013
    • Hi Anton- Thanks for your kind words. Sorry about not responding sooner. I had family issues. Greetings from Los Angeles.

      February 9, 2014
  15. Very interesting pictures, and as they say ” A photographer without a style is like a pub without beer”. You got style. I can kind of tell that your background is film, it just shows in the picture and composition. Very refreshing . Leica S2 ? I have been in doubt for a long time but went for mid format ” PhaseOne” instead.

    December 26, 2013
    • Hi Steve: I am totally blushing. Thanks for your kind words. Sorry I didn’t respond earlier. I was sick at the time you wrote and I had family issues. I don’t have an S2- wish I did of course. I think the Phase One is cool. I use the M9 and M240.

      February 9, 2014
      • Thanks and don’t worry, I hope you got well meanwhile. The S2 was a candidate as well when I stepped over to mid format. But because it was not an open system in the sence that I can not use the digital back on other devices I decided not to . The Phase One allows me to place the DB on different Camera’s. S2 is an integrated solution, yet the camera body is very good. Have a nice day and thanks for your reply

        February 9, 2014
  16. Hi there, what amazing energy your blog has. Stumbled over whilst searching for Monochrom articles. Great pictures ! A fellow Leica user too. Steven.

    January 11, 2014
    • Hi SVL- Hope you saw my response. ;-)

      February 9, 2014
      • Hi Ewang, yes, only just. These WP messages are hard to locate. AM thinking of getting an M9 now that prices have dropped. Any regrets? I have the M8 for since 2011.

        February 13, 2014
        • Hi SVL- The jump from M8 to M9 is huge. I have no regrets with my M9. I love it. Made some great photos with it. Plus- shutter sounds better. Hehe. Maybe you should get a new ME. Or…M9P. If I was buying today. I’d go for ME. Let me know what you decide to get. :-)

          February 13, 2014
          • Been eyeing a used M9P at a Leica specialist recently… Perhaps. By the way if you are in to portraiture, have a look at http://www.klphotoawards.com. I initiated it and currently calling for entries.

            February 13, 2014
  17. Dear svllee:
    Thanks for the kind words. It’s cool to hear from a fellow Leica user.
    Happy Shooting. And please come back for a visit.
    Cheers, E

    January 13, 2014
  18. Brett Patching #

    Dear Leica Liker

    I just discovered your Master Street Photographer Series and wanted to thank you for taking the time to share the work of these 19 (so far) photographers. I’m just getting into street photography and I’ve learnt so much from these articles.

    I hope that 2014 be be a great one for you after last year.

    Best regards from Denmark,
    Brett

    January 27, 2014
    • Dear Brett: Thanks for the support. I’m working on my next interviews. Takes a lot of time. Coming soon.
      Hope your 2014 is filled with much street photography.
      Cheers, E

      February 1, 2014
  19. thank you for your site, it’s very,very good!

    Best

    Thomas

    February 4, 2014
    • Thank you for your kind words Thomas. Please come back again. Best, E

      February 9, 2014
  20. pictogrammer #

    Fantastic. Great blog…i’ll be back for sure!

    May 1, 2014
  21. Nice site, lot of interesting read

    August 23, 2014
    • Thanks Ver Astro! Please come back soon. I am working on more interviews.

      August 23, 2014

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